icterus

icterus

[ik-ter-uhs]
noun Pathology.
jaundice ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1700–10; < Latin < Greek íkteros jaundice, a yellow bird said to cure jaundice when seen

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icterus (ˈɪktərəs)
 
n
1.  pathol another name for jaundice
2.  a yellowing of plant leaves, caused by excessive cold or moisture
 
[C18: from Latin: yellow bird, the sight of which reputedly cured jaundice, from Greek ikteros]
 
icteric
 
adj

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icterus ic·ter·us (ĭk'tər-əs)
n.
See jaundice.

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